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(Daily Mail)   "Pawn Stars" lead character loses 75 pounds of excess chum   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Pawn Stars, Chumlee, Niagara Falls FROZE, Meryl Streep, band, Megacasino  
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2014-01-09 12:09:49 PM  
4 votes:
And can we all agree the red head book girl, Rebecca Romney, is hot.
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2014-01-09 08:57:33 AM  
3 votes:
Now all he has to lose is all those dumbass tats.
2014-01-09 07:31:03 AM  
2 votes:
Never been as heavy as Chum, but that's a pretty substantial accomplishment.   Good for him.   It's amazing what big boobies can motivate a man to accomplish.
2014-01-09 02:28:44 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-09 12:26:20 PM  
1 vote:
Chum is actually smart as a whip, dunno why they have him act as a dumbass, i guess its part of the script even though I find corey to be the retard of the group.

I don't know if that languid mode of speaking he has is part of it or not,  but if you're a reality show producer aiming for the lowest common denominator, it's easier to sell a guy with Chumlee's mannerisms and voice as a doofus than a genius. If he wobbles over from wherever he's summoned, describes a piece to a T, cites a price for it, recites a verse in iambic pentameter, and gets a good deal, that's probably not nearly as entertaining as having him stumble around the back room and fall through the display cases, especially with a Type-A like Harrison as the shop know-it-all.

I'm not even remotely surprised to learn that he's both rich and shrewd; the pawnshop makes it pretty clear that they handle hundred-thousand dollar deals daily (the Old Man collects cars) and they wouldn't have a bumbling oaf like Chumlee behind the counter at a business like that. I kind of like that show, so it's nice to have confirmation that the whole "Chumlee" thing is just a character.
2014-01-09 11:48:41 AM  
1 vote:

frepnog: Kornchex: I used to watch Pawn Stars for the cool items. Now it's all about Rick, Corey, and Urkel.

I hate the fake drama on the show (yeah, Rick is really pissed at Chum for having Chum coins made.  uh huh)  but at least the show still mostly engages customers with interesting stuff (which is why I watch).

Also, Rick's book is pretty damned interesting and a well-written read.

/actually, I like that the show is finally giving Chum more to do than stand slack-jawed behind the counter.  He really isn't a moron.

But that chick they put on nights awhile back sure seemed like the real deal(Don't know if she's still on)... The one they had Chum mooning over. God, she makes me want to poke my eardrums with an icepick and pour rubbing alcohol into my eyeballs...

Misconduc: Chum is actually smart as a whip, dunno why they have him act as a dumbass, i guess its part of the script even though I find corey to be the retard of the group.

The only one I would deal with if I went in would be Rick. The Old Man refuses to ever negotiate, and Corey WAY underbids. They haven't shown Chum being strong enough for me to say one way or the other, but the other two suck. If this is indeed a true representation of the shop, then the only thing that made it successful enough to get a TV show is Rick.
2014-01-09 09:28:12 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, he went form being morbidly obese and ugly to just fat and ugly.

/I misread Lebanese
2014-01-09 09:09:27 AM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: hasty ambush: "I thought to myself, it literally takes me a couple hours of work to buy a boob job so why would I make her pay for them.

Dang. Either that pawn shop is really overpaying him, or A&E pays a shiatload of money to them, or his girlfriend is going to show up in a future Fark story where it turns out she got one of those cut-rate ghetto surgery deals where they inject you with silicone caulk from Home Depot.

He is behind all of the merchandising of their images which has been very profitable.  From what I understand, he gets a cut of everything sold with the store's or the other character's image.  He may even get a cut of their endorsements.  The others didn't think it would be profitable and basically handed it over to him.
2014-01-09 09:08:38 AM  
1 vote:
So a reality show celebrity behaves in a way others would benefit from emulating? A new paradigm indeed!
2014-01-09 08:53:11 AM  
1 vote:
I really used to enjoy the show and seeing the strange things people would sell and why "You know, it's worth $50 grand, but I've got to take it to auction, and risk not selling it at full price, and then make a profit, I'll give $300 for it"

"Make it $325 and you've got a deal"

Now the shows just blows. At least half the show is dedicated to some phoney back story "Cory just boght a crappy house, how can ever afford it?"  "Hoss may just up and quit becasue the store down the street will pay him more!" "The old man is a cynical!".
2014-01-09 08:36:52 AM  
1 vote:

halfpastnvr: She looks about as real as a blowup doll in this picture...

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...add the Lebanese to the list of people who shouldn't have Sharpie pens.
2014-01-09 07:18:39 AM  
1 vote:
Well, it's a change for the better. He went from obese to merely overweight.
2014-01-09 04:07:29 AM  
1 vote:
75 pounds? Did they get lost from some place the camera can't see?
2014-01-09 02:56:21 AM  
1 vote:
The 31-year-old, who is known for his humorous antics...

I must have missed those episodes.
2014-01-09 01:15:22 AM  
1 vote:
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His girlfriend wins the hand with one pair.
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